Two workers adjust the U.S. flag on the Capitol as preparations continue for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on
Two workers adjust the U.S. flag on the Capitol as preparations continue for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on January 17, 2013. Obama faces a near impossible task in his second inaugural address on January 21, uniting a nation in which the compromise that oils governing is crushed by deep political divides. Before a crowd of thousands and the eyes of the world on television and online, Obama will stand on the West Front of the Capitol and swear to faithfully execute the office of president and defend the Constitution. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad/Getty Images